‘Beaver Island Lighthouse School’ A Beacon For Wayward Teens

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. — This school isn’t a place you end up by accident.A small propeller plane flight or a two-hour ferry ride into the northern reaches of Lake Michigan gets you as far as St. James, the northern hub of Beaver Island….

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. — This school isn’t a place you end up by accident.

A small propeller plane flight or a two-hour ferry ride into the northern reaches of Lake Michigan gets you as far as St. James, the northern hub of Beaver Island. But it takes another half hour by car, down bumpy gravel roads, to get to the south tip of the island and the small cluster of classroom buildings and log cabins, shadowed by the historic lighthouse for which this secluded alternative high school is named.

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